Definitions for tender
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tender.
tender, legal tender, stampnoun
something that can be used as an official medium of payment
attendant, attender, tendernoun
someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
car attached to a locomotive to carry fuel and water
tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutternoun
a boat for communication between ship and shore
tender, supply shipadjective
ship that usually provides supplies to other ships
given to sympathy or gentleness or sentimentality
"a tender heart"; "a tender smile"; "tender loving care"; "tender memories"; "a tender mother"
sensitive, sore, raw, tenderadjective
"the tender spot on his jaw"
young and immature
"at a tender age"
affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warmadjective
having or displaying warmth or affection
"affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"
easy to cut or chew
crank, cranky, tender, tippyadjective
(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
(of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition
"tender green shoots"
offer or present for acceptance
offer, bid, tenderverb
propose a payment
"The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
make a tender of; in legal settlements
tender, tenderize, tenderiseverb
make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: tendre, French.
The earth brought forth the tender grass. John Milton.
From each tender stalk she gathers. John Milton.
Unneath may she endure the flinty street,
To tread them with her tender feeling feet. William Shakespeare.
Leah was tender eyed, but Rachael was well-favoured. Gen. xxix. 17.
Our bodies are not naturally more tender than our faces;
but by being less exposed to the air, they become less able to endure it. Roger L'Estrange.
The face when we are born is no less tender than any other part of the body: it is use alone hardens it, and makes it more able to endure the cold. John Locke, on Education.
When Cyrus had overcome the Lydians, that were a warlike nation, and devised to bring them to a more peaceable life, instead of their short warlike coat he clothed them in long garments like women, and instead of their warlike musick appointed to them certain lascivious lays, by which their minds were so mollified and abated, that they forgot their former fierceness, and became most tender and effeminate. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
I love Valentine;
His life’s as tender to me as my soul. William Shakespeare.
The tender kindness of the church it well beseemeth to help the weaker sort, although some few of the perfecter and stronger be for a time displeased. Richard Hooker, b.v.
This not mistrust but tender love injoins. John Milton.
Be tender hearted and compassionate towards those in want, and ready to relieve them. John Tillotson, Sermons.
Your tears a heart of flint
Might tender make, yet nought
Herein they will prevail. Edmund Spenser.
What mad lover ever dy’d,
To gain a soft and gentle bride?
Or for a lady tender hearted,
In purling streams or hemp departed? Hudibras, p. iii.
The civil authority should be tender of the honour of God and religion. John Tillotson, Sermons.
As I have been tender of every particular person’s reputation, so I have taken care not to give offence. Addison.
Thy tender hefted nature shall not give
Thee o’er to harshness; her eyes are fierce, but thine
Do comfort and not burn. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
You, that are thus so tender o’er his follies,
Will never do him good. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
In things that are tender and unpleasing, break the ice by some whose words are of less weight, and reserve the more weighty voice to come in as by chance. Francis Bacon.
When yet he was but tender bodied, a mother should not sell him. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Etymology: from the verb.
Then to have a wretched puling fool,
A whining mammet, in her fortune’s tender,
To answer I’ll not wed. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.
Think yourself a baby;
That you have ta’en his tenders for true pay,
Which are not sterling. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
The earl accepted the tenders of my service. Dryden.
To declare the calling of the Gentiles by a free, unlimited tender of the gospel to all. Robert South, Sermons.
Our tenders of duty every now and then miscarry. Addison.
Thou hast shew’d thou mak’st some tender of my life,
In this fair rescue thou hast brought to me. William Shakespeare.
Etymology: tendre, French.
Some of the chiefest laity professed with greater stomach their judgments, that such a discipline was little better than popish tyranny, disguised and tendered unto them. Richard Hooker.
I crave no more than what your highness offer’d;
Nor will you tender less. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
All conditions, all minds, tender down
Their service to lord Timon. William Shakespeare.
Owe not all creatures by just right to thee
Duty and service, not to stay till bid,
But tender all their pow’r? John Milton, Par. Regain’d.
Tender yourself more dearly;
Or, not to crack the wind of the poor phrase,
Wringing it thus, you’ll tender me a fool. William Shakespeare.
I thank you, madam, that you tender her:
Poor gentlewoman, my master wrongs her much. William Shakespeare.
one who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a nurse
a vessel employed to attend other vessels, to supply them with provisions and other stores, to convey intelligence, or the like
a car attached to a locomotive, for carrying a supply of fuel and water
to offer in payment or satisfaction of a demand, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture; as, to tender the amount of rent or debt
to offer in words; to present for acceptance
an offer, either of money to pay a debt, or of service to be performed, in order to save a penalty or forfeiture, which would be incurred by nonpayment or nonperformance; as, the tender of rent due, or of the amount of a note, with interest
any offer or proposal made for acceptance; as, a tender of a loan, of service, or of friendship; a tender of a bid for a contract
the thing offered; especially, money offered in payment of an obligation
easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender flesh; tender fruit
sensible to impression and pain; easily pained
physically weak; not hardly or able to endure hardship; immature; effeminate
susceptible of the softer passions, as love, compassion, kindness; compassionate; pitiful; anxious for another's good; easily excited to pity, forgiveness, or favor; sympathetic
exciting kind concern; dear; precious
careful to save inviolate, or not to injure; -- with of
unwilling to cause pain; gentle; mild
adapted to excite feeling or sympathy; expressive of the softer passions; pathetic; as, tender expressions; tender expostulations; a tender strain
apt to give pain; causing grief or pain; delicate; as, a tender subject
heeling over too easily when under sail; -- said of a vessel
regard; care; kind concern
to have a care of; to be tender toward; hence, to regard; to esteem; to value
"Tender" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ten′dėr, v.t. to stretch out or offer for acceptance, esp. to offer to supply certain commodities for a certain period at rates specified.—n. an offer or proposal, esp. of some service, also the paper containing it: the thing offered, the actual production and formal offer of a sum due in legal money, or an offer of services to be performed, in order to save the consequences of non-payment or non-performance.
ten′dėr, adj. soft, delicate: easily impressed or injured: not hardy: fragile: weak and feeble: easily moved to pity, love, &c.: careful not to injure (with of): unwilling to cause pain: apt to cause pain: pathetic, expressive of the softer passions: compassionate, loving, affectionate: young and inexperienced: weakly in health: delicate, requiring careful handling: quick, keen: apt to lean over under sail.—n. Ten′der-foot, one not yet hardened to life in the prairie, mining-camp, &c.: a new-comer.—adj. Ten′der-heart′ed, full of feeling.—adv. Ten′der-heart′edly.—n. Ten′der-heart′edness.—adj. Ten′der-heft′ed (Shak.), having great tenderness.—ns. Ten′derling, one too much coddled, an effeminate fellow: one of the first horns of a deer; Ten′der-loin, the tenderest part of the loin of beef, pork, &c., lying close to the ventral side of the lumbar vertebræ.—adv. Ten′derly.—n. Ten′derness. [Fr. tendre—L. tener, allied to tenuis, thin.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A small vessel duly commanded, and employed to attend a larger one, to supply her with stores, to carry intelligence or volunteers and impressed men to receiving ships, &c. An enemy's ship captured by cutters or boats fitted out as tenders by men-of-war, but without any commission or authority from the admiralty, will not insure a prize to the benefit of the ship. The condemnation will be as a droit of admiralty, on the principle that an officer does not retain his commission for the purposes of prize on board another ship; but if captured by one of her boats, and brought to the ship, she is good prize, as with slaves. Tender is also a synonym of crank; thus, a spar may be tender.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'tender' in Adjectives Frequency: #862
The numerical value of tender in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of tender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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If the sport decides to stay with 13 inch, we respect it but it would not make sense to us, that’s where we are going to wait for the next time( the contract is up for tender).
Children are never too tender to be whipped. Like tough beefsteaks, the more you beat them, the more tender they become.
This is an unbelievably tender topic to talk about with our patients because when someone is diagnosed with a glioblastoma, it is a tremendous left turn in their life. They have been told they have a highly aggressive, incurable tumor that will undoubtedly shorten their life, barring a miracle.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
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- tendreCatalan, Valencian
- mør, øm, forsyningsskib, tenderDanish
- zart, liebevoll, lieb, zärtlich, empfindlichGerman
- esquife, oferta, dolorido, tierno, [[vagón]] [[nodriza]], propuesta, cariñoso, ofrecerSpanish
- tenderi, hellä, esittää, tarjota, arka, maksuväline, aristava, emälaiva, tarjous, yhteysvene, mureaFinnish
- tendre, offreFrench
- grámhar, mínIrish
- presentare, fare una offerta, soffice, dare, offrire, offerta, morbido, tender, valuta, dolce, scialuppa, moneta, [[gara]] d’[[appalto]], tenero, sottoporre, sensibile, carino, tenera, battere, delicatoItalian
- 過敏, 柔らかい, 炭水車, 優しいJapanese
- zaartLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- mateoha, pāwera, tono, tāngohengoheMāori
- betalingsmiddel, tilbud, anbudNorwegian
- zacht, betalingsmiddel, bod, lief, tender, gevoelig, aanbieden, mals, biedenDutch
- tender, środek płatniczy, oferta, przetargowy, delikatnyPolish
- tenro, terno, tênder, macioPortuguese
- dulce, gentil, iubitRomanian
- уязвимый, предлагать, нежный, ласковый, тендер, [[платёжный, чувствительный, [[плавучий, предложениеRussian
- öm, mör, ljuv, erbjudaSwedish
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